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A New Jersey distributor of lawn and snow removal equipment wants to double the size of its warehouse and logistics operation in Erie County to handle its rapid growth. But the company, KPM Exceptional LLC, is hoping that the Erie County Industrial Development Agency will lend a helping hand with the $1.332 million project that will produce two new jobs. KPM, a 62-ye…

Bisons and Baseball

I hoped to drive to Cooperstown this month with a few workers from the New Era Cap Co., folks from the floor of the cap-making plant in Derby, to walk the halls of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. That is the game's Valhalla, where artifacts have the feel of sacred relics, and what artifact is more revered than a baseball cap? Many of those caps were made by everyday…

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In all their years of marriage, Candace Bobik had never called her husband, a corrections officer, while he was on the job. She made that call with some hard news last Tuesday. When a colleague told Don Bobik who it was, he was afraid that someone the couple loved had died. In a way, he was right. His wife has worked for 32 years at the New Era Cap Co. plant in De…

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Derby's Tricia Mangan narrowly lost her individual race and the United States fell Friday in the first round to Great Britain in the inaugural Alpine team event Friday at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Mangan finished six-hundredths of a second behind Alexandra Tilley in their head-to-head race, the third of the four individual races between the teams. Tilley finis…

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Derby skier Tricia Mangan and her family have been overwhelmed with messages and well wishes since Mangan was added to Team USA for the Winter Olympics just days before the Opening Ceremonies. Here is a message and an update from her parents, David and Martha Mangan, and family.  "Thank you to everyone for the fabulous support you have offered Tricia and Team USA these …

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Tricia Mangan's hopes in the giant slalom at the Winter Olympics were over before they barely began. The Derby skier fell during the first run Thursday at Yongpyong Alpine Center, meaning she is out of the competition. The top 30 among the 79 racers advanced to the second run. Mangan was among 11 skiers who did not finish the first run. Mangan, a 20-year-old Dartm…

Gusto

With The Parents away, Teens will play, or at least feel free to violate mom’s “healthy eating” edict. Auntie Em capped off a week of questionable eating by feeding the niece and nephew at Steveo's Tacos & Subs. I had spotted Steve'os late last summer driving home from the beach. With beach weather on the horizon, a little investigation was in order. [Gallery: St…